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Dec. 11, 2018, 4:32 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: MURDER-DATA-3

According to the data chart, the female homicide rate in 2012 was 0.19 per 100,000 population.
Dec. 8, 2018, 10:18 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh, Barbados, Botswana, Burundi, Egypt, Gambia, Georgia, Laos, Lebanon, Morocco, Pakistan, Palestine, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Uganda, Ukraine, Zimbabwe
Variables: LRW-SCALE-11

12.0
Dec. 8, 2018, 9:45 p.m.
Countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Egypt, Indonesia, Japan, Montenegro, Mozambique, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Senegal, Serbia, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Yemen
Variables: LRW-SCALE-4

0.0
Nov. 15, 2018, 3:31 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

"Henna painting has become a largely needed skill in Gaza because few people have mastered it...This has pushed some women to master the skill and use it as a source of income...Ahmad told Al-Monitor, 'Henna painting has become a source of living for me. It provides me with a monthly income that reaches $150 on average. One henna drawing ranges from 5 to 20 shekels [$1.30-$5.30].'" (para 8...10). "Ahmad welcomes customers at her house in Gaza City because renting a place is costly. She also visits the customers’ homes upon their demand. Other women found Facebook a suitable space to promote their work and attract customers looking for henna painting....more
Nov. 13, 2018, 1:46 p.m.
Countries: Comoros, Cote D'Ivoire, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Iraq, Madagascar, Mauritania, Namibia, Palestine, Rwanda, Solomon Islands, Swaziland, Yemen
Variables: BR-SCALE-1

2.0
Nov. 12, 2018, 9:32 a.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, the crude birth rate in 2016 was 30.9 per 1,000 people.
Nov. 8, 2018, 6:11 a.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: GP-DATA-2, ATC-DATA-6

"'The ones who do not wage war are being disqualified from making peace. Those who wage war are the preferred occupants for peace tables,' said Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, executive director of UN Women… 'Between 1990 and 2017, under our watch, women constituted only 2% of mediators, 8% of negotiators, and 5% of witnesses and signatories in major peace processes. Only three out of 11 agreements signed in 2017 contained provisions on gender equality, continuing last year’s worrisome downward trend. Of 1,500 agreements signed between 2000 and 2016, only 25 raise the role of women’s engagement in the implementation phase,' she said" (para. 7 - 8). "In Palestine, Siniora, who has documented...more
Nov. 8, 2018, 6:11 a.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: GEW-PRACTICE-1

"'The ones who do not wage war are being disqualified from making peace. Those who wage war are the preferred occupants for peace tables,' said Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, executive director of UN Women… 'Between 1990 and 2017, under our watch, women constituted only 2% of mediators, 8% of negotiators, and 5% of witnesses and signatories in major peace processes. Only three out of 11 agreements signed in 2017 contained provisions on gender equality, continuing last year’s worrisome downward trend. Of 1,500 agreements signed between 2000 and 2016, only 25 raise the role of women’s engagement in the implementation phase,' she said" (para. 7 - 8).
Oct. 23, 2018, 2:38 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Barbados, Belize, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brunei, Bulgaria, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Fiji, Hungary, Iran, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Moldova, New Zealand, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United States, Uruguay
Variables: MMR-SCALE-2

1.0
Oct. 23, 2018, 2:36 p.m.
Countries: Palestine, Turkey
Variables: MMR-SCALE-1

16.0
Oct. 23, 2018, 2:23 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Angola, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, China, Comoros, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Djibouti, East Timor, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Iceland, India, Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Madagascar, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Suriname, Togo, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
Variables: DACH-SCALE-2

2.0
Oct. 23, 2018, 2:21 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, China, Colombia, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Egypt, El Salvador, Fiji, Georgia, Guatemala, Honduras, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Libya, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Nicaragua, North Korea, Palestine, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Suriname, Tajikistan, Trinidad/Tobago, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam
Variables: DACH-SCALE-1

1.0
Oct. 17, 2018, 1:08 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: MURDER-DATA-2

"WCLAC documented 23 killings of Palestinian women and girls in 2016 across Palestinian territory, many of which they said were based on “honor”, or the killer claimed it was. Women Media and Development (TAM) said in its 2016 report that the killings actually related to inheritance, revenge, or other reasons but that the killers claimed they related to family honor to receive a lighter sentence" (para 31).
Oct. 17, 2018, 1:08 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"Palestine also does not have a domestic violence law, which makes it difficult to adequately protect survivors of domestic violence or prosecute abusers" (para 14). "Palestinian authorities are considering a draft Family Protection Law that would remedy this if amended in line with international standards" (para 16).
Oct. 17, 2018, 1:08 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"The Council of Ministers’ March decision to allow women who have custody of their children to open bank accounts for their children, transfer their children to different schools, and apply for their passports is important progress, but women still have inferior status in the law... She said that because fathers remain the official guardian, under personal status laws regardless of whether they have custody, the fathers can withdraw money from their children’s bank account even when the mother opened it" (para 40). "The 2004 Law on the Palestinian Child provides that the state, including the courts, must take the best interests of the child into account in all its actions....more
Oct. 17, 2018, 1:08 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: ABO-LAW-1

"The 1960 Penal Code enforced in the West Bank and the 1936 Penal Code enforced in Gaza both criminalize abortion. Women can receive reduced sentences for an illegal abortion under the 1960 Penal Code if they cite 'honor' as the reason" (para 28).
Oct. 17, 2018, 1:08 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1

"The 2014 Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights study found that judges in first instance courts reduced sentences on claims of “honor” killings in 29 out of 37 rulings, in a random sample of cases between 1993 and 2013" (para 9). "WCLAC documented 23 killings of Palestinian women and girls in 2016 across Palestinian territory, many of which they said were based on “honor”, or the killer claimed it was. Women Media and Development (TAM) said in its 2016 report that the killings actually related to inheritance, revenge, or other reasons but that the killers claimed they related to family honor to receive a lighter sentence" (para...more
Oct. 17, 2018, 1:08 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: LRCM-PRACTICE-1

"The 1960 Penal Code in the West Bank excludes marital rape. 'If a married woman says that her husband raped her, according to the penal code and the sharia courts, this is not a crime,' Salhieh said. 'But if she has marks of the assault, we then investigate it as physical abuse instead of rape.' The penalties for physical assault that causes minor injuries are much lower than for rape, though" (para 50).
Oct. 17, 2018, 1:08 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"Dareen Salhieh, chief prosecutor of the Family Protection Unit in the Public Prosecution, said that they conducted gender-sensitive training for the police and prosecutors in the West Bank, who then investigated and referred cases of killings of women by their husbands or families to courts. The judges, however, often reduced the sentences of defendants who had been found guilty. The 2014 Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights study found that judges in first instance courts reduced sentences on claims of “honor” killings in 29 out of 37 rulings, in a random sample of cases between 1993 and 2013" (para 9).
Oct. 17, 2018, 1:08 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: ATC-DATA-1

"Palestine acceded to the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) in April 2014 without reservations or declarations, the only state in the Middle East and North Africa region to do so. Women’s rights groups have called for the Palestinian Authority to publish CEDAW in its Official Gazette, which would make it binding as domestic law under the Palestinian Basic Law" (para 54).
Oct. 17, 2018, 1:08 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: CONST-LAW-1

"Article 9 of the Palestinian Basic Law, promulgated in 2003 and last amended in 2005, provides for equality before the law without distinction based upon sex" (para 20). "An official from the Women’s Affairs Ministry said that in March, the government set up a ministerial committee to review the personal status laws" (para 45).
Oct. 17, 2018, 1:08 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: MURDER-LAW-1

"On March 14, 2018, the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, signed Law no. 5 of 2018, which repealed article 308 of the 1960 Penal Code enforced in the West Bank. Based on an assessment by the head of a women’s shelter, the law had allowed alleged rapists to escape prosecution and could allow convicted rapists to avoid imprisonment if they married their victims. The new law also amended article 99 to prohibit judges from reducing sentences for serious crimes, such as the murder of women and children" (para 2). "'The Palestinian Authority has finally closed disturbing colonial-era and other loopholes that could allow rapists to escape punishment if they married their...more
Oct. 17, 2018, 1:08 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: CLCC-PRACTICE-1

"She said that because fathers remain the official guardian, under personal status laws regardless of whether they have custody, the fathers can withdraw money from their children’s bank account even when the mother opened it" (para 40).
Oct. 17, 2018, 1:08 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Dareen Salhieh, chief prosecutor of the Family Protection Unit in the Public Prosecution, said that they conducted gender-sensitive training for the police and prosecutors in the West Bank, who then investigated and referred cases of killings of women by their husbands or families to courts" (para 9). "Since 2006, when Human Rights Watch reported on the inadequate response to domestic violence in Palestine, the Palestinian Authority has taken some positive steps in the West Bank by creating specialized Family Protection Units in police stations and family protection prosecutorial units" (para 15). "Palestinian authorities are considering a draft Family Protection Law that would remedy this if amended in line with international...more
Oct. 17, 2018, 1:08 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"Women in East Jerusalem who experience domestic violence face particular barriers. Oheila Shomar, director of Sawa Organization, nongovernmental organization that supports survivors of domestic and sexual violence, said that: 'Many Palestinians don’t want to cooperate and fear what will happen to them and how the [Israeli] police will use their situation to harm the family if they file a complaint. If a woman tries to go to the [Israeli] police, the family and community stigmatize her for going to the occupation and harming her family'" (para 21).
Oct. 17, 2018, 1:08 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: ATDW-PRACTICE-2

"Men have a unilateral right to divorce, while women must apply to the courts for divorce on specific grounds" (para 42). "Ikhlas Sufan, a director of a shelter in Nablus, told Human Rights Watch that 'divorce cases can go on for two to three years because the husband can claim he wants to reconcile when he doesn’t really.' This relates to cases in which a woman may seek a divorce on the basis of 'dispute and discord' under article 132 of the Personal Status Law in the West Bank or 'harm' under article 97 of the Family Rights Law in Gaza provided the spouses undergo a mandatory mediation process. In...more
Oct. 17, 2018, 1:08 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: LRW-LAW-4

"On March 14, 2018, the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, signed Law no. 5 of 2018, which repealed article 308 of the 1960 Penal Code enforced in the West Bank. Based on an assessment by the head of a women’s shelter, the law had allowed alleged rapists to escape prosecution and could allow convicted rapists to avoid imprisonment if they married their victims. The new law also amended article 99 to prohibit judges from reducing sentences for serious crimes, such as the murder of women and children" (para 2). "'The Palestinian Authority has finally closed disturbing colonial-era and other loopholes that could allow rapists to escape punishment if they married their...more
Oct. 17, 2018, 1:08 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: DTCP-LAW-1

"In practice, authorities may allow abortions in the first four months of pregnancy in situations of rape or incest, or if the mother has a disability or her life is at risk. However, Sufan, the shelter director in Nablus, said, 'it is difficult, the mufti [religious jurist], hospital, and court all have to agree to allow the abortion'" (para 29). The mention to the mufti shows that religious tribunals are allowed by the government to adjudicate certain matters (CCS-CODER COMMENT). "Ikhlas Sufan, a director of a shelter in Nablus, told Human Rights Watch that 'divorce cases can go on for two to three years because the husband can claim he...more
Oct. 17, 2018, 1:08 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: ABO-DATA-1

"Salhieh, the chief prosecutor, said that prosecutors obtained permission for seven women to have abortions in 2017, all in cases in which the women alleged that the pregnancy was a result of rape or incest and they were in the early stages of pregnancy" (para 29).
Oct. 17, 2018, 1:08 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"Dareen Salhieh, chief prosecutor of the Family Protection Unit in the Public Prosecution, said that they conducted gender-sensitive training for the police and prosecutors in the West Bank, who then investigated and referred cases of killings of women by their husbands or families to courts" (para 9). "Since 2006, when Human Rights Watch reported on the inadequate response to domestic violence in Palestine, the Palestinian Authority has taken some positive steps in the West Bank by creating specialized Family Protection Units in police stations and family protection prosecutorial units" (para 15). "Palestinian authorities are considering a draft Family Protection Law that would remedy this if amended in line with international...more